Thursday, August 6, 2015

New This Week (8/6/15)

Call the library to check availability and request these new items:

The Casual Vacancy (NR)
Pagford is a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty fa├žade, however, is a town at war: rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands and teachers at war with their pupils. Pagford is not what it first seems.

Clouds of Sils Maria (R)
When renowned actress Maria Enders is cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal, tensions rise as she must come to terms with what it means to be an actress in a youth-obsessed industry. As she prepares with her assistant for the most challenging role of her life, Maria must confront her personal demons.

The Duff (PG-13)
Bianca's universe turns upside down when she learns that her high school refers to her as a "DUFF" (Designated Ugly Fat Friend). Hoping to erase that label, she enlists the help of a charming jock and her favorite teacher. Together they'll face the school's mean girl and remind everyone that we are all someone's DUFF... and that's totally fine.

Ex Machina (R)
Programmer Caleb Smith wins a competition and soon discovers he has been chosen to take part in a study of artificial intelligence. Sworn to secrecy and cut off from the outside world, Caleb meets his subject, a beguiling and seductive cyborg named Ava--and is plunged into an A.I. experiment beyond his wildest imaginings.

Extant : The First Season (NR)
When astronaut Molly Woods returned from a 13-month solo mission aboard a space station, she did not come back alone. Against all odds and explanation, she is pregnant. Her doctor, Sam Barton is baffled. While Molly acclimates to life back on Earth, she struggles to make sense of the events surrounding her miraculous, mystery pregnancy and tries to balance life with her ambitious husband and increasingly enigmatic son.

The Face of Love (PG-13)
After the death of her husband Garrett, Nikki meets Tom, a man who seems to be Garrett's exact duplicate. Not only does Tom possess the same physical characteristics, but he also shares Garrett's kindness, humor, and passion for art. And yet he is a stranger. As romance blossoms between Nikki and Tom, she finds she can't bring herself to tell him the truth about what drew her to him.

Fifty Shades of Grey (R)
Ana is an inexperienced college student tasked with interviewing enigmatic billionaire Christian Grey. But what starts as business quickly becomes an unconventional romance. Swept up in Christian's glamorous lifestyle, Ana soon finds another side to him as she discovers his secrets and explores her own dark desires. What results is a thrilling, all-consuming romance as Christian and Ana test the limits they will go to for their relationship.

Gett : The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (NR)
Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has long sought a divorce from her devout and stubborn husband Elisha. But under Israeli law, all divorce proceedings are overseen by an Orhtodox rabbinical court, which can only dissolve a marriage with the husband's consent. And despite their estrangement, Elisha refuses to grant Viviane a gett (bill of divorce), inciting an intense domestic battle of wills.

The Gunman (R)
It's been eight years since Jim Terrier worked as a black ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into his dangerous past as he engages in a relentless cat-and-mouse game to take out the man who betrayed him.

It Follows (R)
For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Jay and her teenage friends must now find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

The Longest Ride (PG-13)
When Luke, a former champion bull rider attempting a comeback, meets Sophia, a college student preparing for her dream job in New York, they embark on an extraordinary--yet uncertain--romantic journey. As conflicting paths test their budding relationship, Luke and Sophia make a fateful connection with Ira, whose heartwarming memories of his own marriage inspire the young couple and change their lives forever.

Paul Blart : Mall Cop 2 (PG)
After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.

Ripper Street : Season Three (NR)
It's been four years since the split of the dynamic crime-fighting team of DI Edmund Reid, Sgt. Bennet Drake, and Captain Homer Jackson. Each member of the trio has fallen into personal turmoil, but they find themselves reuniting and putting their past aside after a train heist leads to a massive locomotive accident. Their pursuit of the culprit leads to a chain of events that will wreak havoc through the streets of Whitechapel.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny is busy juggling plans for a second resort... as well as his own wedding. But his efforts are constantly hampered by hilarious complications, and in order to pull it all together, he'll need a little help and encouragement from his resident friends.

Seventh Son (PG-13)
In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order travels to find a prophesied hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son. Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.

'71 (R)
Gary Hook, a young British soldier, is accidentally abandoned by his military unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien, and deadly landscape.

Sons of Liberty (NR)
As riots consume the streets of Boston, a dangerous game plays out between a British governor and ringleader Sam Adams, which escalates to extreme measures--street brawls, black market dealings, espionage, and murder. A sizzling, romantic affair percolates against a backdrop of rising civil unrest, the infamous Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere's legendary ride. From the Battle of Lexington, a clash between the dedicated colonists and the superior British Army ensues, and the colonies join forces as a single, united country in the most epic revolution of our time.

Taken 3 (PG-13)
The hunter becomes the hunted when former CIA operative Bryan Mills finds himself framed for the brutal murder of his ex-wife. Consumed with rage, and pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills must rely on his "particular set of skills" one last time to find the real killers, clear his name, and protect the only thing that matters to him now--his daughter.

The Water Diviner (R)
In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth... and his own peace.

While We're Young (R)
After Josh and his wife Cornelia meet a free-spirited twenty-something couple, they adopt a new lifestyle complete with hip-hop dance classes and mind-expanding parties. But with each hilarious attempt to act young, Josh and Cornelia start to appreciate the rewards of growing old together.

Woman in Gold (PG-13)
Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

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